I’m highly amused that the government are selling the latest bundle of internet censorship as a child protection measure. Apparently all our Internets should be filtered by default because that makes it safer for children. Notice that this is billed as some kind of anti-porn filter, but the actual block is against “harmful content”, which could essentially be “whatever the government wants to block by default.” The reason that we need this seems to be that “Growing numbers of parents do not feel in control of what their families are exposed to online”. Apparently actually watching what your kids are doing and engaging with them so that they don’t need a nannying internet filter is too much effort for the modern family.
This ate up time today, so I though I’d note it down here. All attempts to download Skyrim mods using the Steam Workshop were create error 16 unable to download file when starting the launcher. There’s barely anything on the internets about what causes this error, or how to fix it, so here’s my findings. To fix it in my case, I tried a number of things, but the only ones that ultimately produced a working download were to grant my user full control on the skyrim data directory, and to completely exit and restart steam. Which one of those actually did anything, I’m not sure. Probably this is as simple as “restart the steam client”…
It’s been a while since I posted here. Mostly I find it problematic to keep the momentum in blog posts, as they do require some degree of effort to maintain. I’ve just added a link up to my latest tweet (yeah, I’m now “tweeting” or whatever they call it, @mistohise).
I dare say there’s been quite a lot of events that have transpired since January, though right now I’m at a loss to capture them all. Recently there have been horrific coach crashes, Ireland wining the six-nations, more people who are not us wining the lottery. Less recently, I expect other notable things have taken place. I wish you all luck in navigating your own events.
Welcome everyone to the year 2012! I hope you all have a very good and happy one
This is rubbish. A big man chucks a[n allegedly] fair-dodging scroat off of a train and then it’s him who gets pulled up on an assault charge. The fair-dodger’s case still seems to be under advisement. Something seems a bit backwards there.